Let's pick it up Thursday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Let's pick it up Thursday
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Thu, 05-23-2013 - 7:29am

I can't, as a personal trainer, recommend specific diets but personally, when I cut back on starches, replacing them w/ other foods, I always lose weight. Part of it is probably normal weight fluctuation but it makes a quick difference.  I'm back down to an acceptable weight now.  I'll be teaching step this morning and have an advice client.  I was up in the middle of the night and couldn't sleep. My biggest mistake is getting online.  That always keeps me up. My son is taking a girl to the prom and I can't get over how much it costs!  I have to say it's so sexist unfair that the boy has to pay for everything.  I think that one night is going to cost over $500!






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 8:31am

$500 for prom? That is outrageous. I think if you added together everything my little group spent on prom night back in my day it wouldn't have even been that much. Of course that was 30 years ago. lol

I have chronic insomnia and I read that you should not look at your computer screen or smart phone (iPod, iPad, etc) for at least an hour before bedtime so basically your brain has time to wind down. I've been trying it and I think it may be helping. I haven't had the "trapped in an email and can't get out" dream in a long time now. 

I have two more chairs to finish in my kitchen chair project. I'll try to post a pic when I am completely done. 

I have been trying out a new hairstyle. My bangs are almost grown out and I've been wearing them "bumped" up and pinned back. It is the first time in my life I have ever not had bangs. I was a little self conscious at first but so far I've gotten a lot of good feedback. 

It's going to rain tonight but I have to work at my other job so I am okay with that. 

Hope everyone has a great day!

Karla
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 8:42am
Yes, I agree with you on the starches. On the cleanse I was on, the author recommended no gluten, replacing it with rice starches. I really didn't see that much of a difference between gluten and rice starches, so for me, gluten doesn't seem to be an issue, but starches are. On the prom front, I agree that is so expensive. Only, on the girls side, there is the dress, shoes, makeup, hair, nails, etc. etc. etc. I else I think that the chivalrous idea of the boy paying for the tickets and all of the accoutrements is outdated. But that's just coming from my feminist upbringing. On the other hand, when I dated my current husband, I let him pay for everything, including our first vacation. From my perspective, I wanted to make sure that he was dating me for the right reasons. In the past, I had always gone "Dutch ". So, last night I went line dancing. It was so much fun. I really love dancing. Yes, I would love to take ballroom dancing, but I don't have a partner. :(Okay, back to work. I'm having my one cup of coffee per day. I think I am "officially "not doing my cleanse anymore. And I can see that I'm gaining some weight back. But, I think it's because I'm just eating more food. I seem to be a lot hungrier, now that my daughters home. Perhaps it's it added stress. ;)
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 10:30am

I got up early and did cardio intervals.  I've got one client this morning.  I'm also planning to do some Spanish and maybe do more in my CEC textbook (it's SO boring and irrelevant - I'm unhappy with my course choice but am unwilling to fork over another several hundred dollars for another one).  

Going to look at a rental with OP today.  Also, my mom has her heart test today where they'll decide if surgery is necessary. 

Who's watching SYTYCD?  Did you see the "exorcist" family on Tuesday night?  That brought me to tears.  What a neat, neat family.  

I'm still riding the mood wave although it might be stabilizing.  I'm trying to be super aware because I know it must be hard to be around me right now.  My eating has been crap but I've been giving myself a pass because I've been so stressed.  

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 10:41am

I fall asleep really easily, even if I'm online, have coffee, etc. But, it's the staying asleep I have problems with these days (years).  SJhound talked about the virtues of a CPAC and my brother was visiting recently and was also a big proponent. I need to get myself to a sleep lap. I'd be surprised if I didn't have sleep apnea.

Are you doing a princess pouf with your bangs? I never noticed them until my daughter had to do them for dance. Now I see it everywhere but it never occurred to me that it was done for growing out bangs. It makes sense!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 10:45am

I thought the prom would be expensive from a girls side but I think it's far more on the boys. The tux alone costs over $200 and then he's going to pay for both of their tickets, limos, dinners.  And, there's the courage. A boutonniere is far less than a coursage.  You can't go cheap on that!

I went dutch on most dates. Or, I'd pay a portion like the tip because that usually covered what I ate.  I feel indebted to someone if I let them pay for too much.  But, I'm also not someone who can be taken advantage of, generally.  It's interesting about being"valued."  I think respect comes from something other than willingness to pay.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 10:50am

I need to start a thread on SYTYCD. I keep watching that Exorcist family because they're so amazing. I cry every time.  What a great family. I hope he goes far. He's amazing.  They all are but he really catches my eyes.

Good luck to your mom today.  And, good luck with the mood wave. I'm PMSing right now, which I've only started as I've gotten older.  I think that's one reason I was up last night. Just general grumpy paranoia.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 11:16am

I not only have trouble getting to sleep but staying asleep. I take Ambien and am lucky if I get 3-4 hours sound sleep a night. I've been this way for most of my life. Throw in a cup of coffee, chocolate, or sugar any time after noon and I could stay up for 2 days.

lol and yes, I have a princess pouf. I felt silly the first time I tried it but now I am okay with it. It's not a whole lot different than the tall bangs pouf I used to wear in the 80s.  I'll probably have to keep it like this until my bangs are grown out enough to get back in a ponytail or clip without pins or spray.

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 11:19am

Gym, I hope you know you are helping my sister. I told her about the moods and Prednisone and she was like "OMG, is that what is wrong with me??" She said she feels so angry and irritated.

Now that I have pointed it out she said she is trying to be very careful.

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 12:51pm

Well, good!  I'm glad this is helpful to someone.  My doc gave me a prescription for Ativan (which I haven't really used yet) but apparently, it's supposed to keep me from stabbling people and robbing banks.  Cool  She might consider asking for something like that if she's on a long course.  If I get really upset, I've realized going to off to read by myself for a while helps get me out of that mood.  Cocktails are useful too.  I wish her lots of luck. 

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 12:53pm

Got the news back on my mom.  The mass on her heart isn't cancer (which is obviously good) but they are still unsure if it needs to come out.  They found something they are more concerned about - her main artery is 70% blocked and is hardening.  My grandma and grandpa had the exact same thing.  That will probably require surgery but we won't know until early June.  I guess more tests are pending.  

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